GETEC takes responsibility -
for the society, region and for its employees
As a successful company in the state capital of Magdeburg, GETEC is pleased to give back to the region, getting involved in a variety of ways: As sponsor of the Magdeburg handball team, as partner for the chess club “Schachzwerge” or by supporting a society for mentally disabled children and not least as investor in child care.
The chess club Schachzwerge Magdeburg e.V. teaches 400 children and adolescents the game of chess with a hands-on and age-appropriate approach. Since the royal game promotes the ability to concentrate and think strategically, it will also benefit the children at school. GETEC has been supporting the club since 2012.
Energy and sports go hand in hand. This is documented by GETEC as partner of the SCM handball team, winner of the DHB [German Handball] trophy 2016. For the time being, GETEC has committed to continue its involvement as main sponsor until 2019. GETEC has secured the naming rights in the home game venue until 2021. In addition, the company is supporting the SCM YoungsterS and the sports bowling club Rot-Weiß Zerbst, whose first men’s team in 2015 won its 11th championship title, as well as many other sports teams.
The artist’s guild Zinnober in Magdeburg provides special needs adults with the opportunity to freely express their talents, without any rules, educational constraints or therapeutic goals, in an atelier with a size of 130 square metres. GETEC has been supporting this guild for 15 years. Each year at the time of GETEC’s summer party, Zinnober launches a new exhibit, which is on display in the corridors and rooms of GETEC’s head office in Magdeburg for an entire year.
The GETEC day-care centre in the state capital Magdeburg, immediately adjacent to the GETEC headquarters, offers plenty of space for creative bundles of energy. It was inaugurated in April 2014 as a joint project of the state capital Magdeburg, the investor GETEC and the humanitarian organisation Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. as an independent supporter. It is a building with bright colourful façades, large dark glass window panes and moveable walls allowing the flexible set up of usable space along with a large outdoor area featuring a playground, sand pits and a scooter track: feel-good conditions for 80 children, enough space for romping around, climbing and playing. Nearly one third of the spaces are reserved for children of GETEC employees. Thus, the work-life balance at GETEC is not an empty promise. A miniature wind power plant and a small photovoltaic plant erected on the premises of the child-care centre are evident associations with the energy service provider. Children learn energy-saving behaviour hands-on, and the “House of young researchers” provides a first exposure to scientific experiences.